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7.18. binutils

Updated binutils packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The binutils packages provide a set of binary utilities, including "ar" (for creating, modifying and extracting from archives), "as" (a family of GNU assemblers), "gprof" (for displaying call graph profile data), "ld" (the GNU linker), "nm" (for listing symbols from object files), "objcopy" (for copying and translating object files), "objdump" (for displaying information from object files), "ranlib" (for generating an index for the contents of an archive), "readelf" (for displaying detailed information about binary files), "size" (for listing the section sizes of an object or archive file), "strings" (for listing printable strings from files), "strip" (for discarding symbols), and "addr2line" (for converting addresses to file and line).

Bug Fix

On IBM System z, the linker sometimes generated undesirable runtime relocations for thread-local-storage variables. These undesirable relocations could under certain circumstances cause execmod AVC errors. This bug has been fixed, and AVC errors are no longer returned in this scenario.
Users of binutils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.